Friday, November 17, 2017

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol 16 + Giveaway - Scattered Triangles

Welcome to Elm Street Quilts and my stop on the blog tour sponsored by Quiltmaker magazine!

I live in beautiful central North Carolina and love the great weather and friendly people.

I don't actually live on Elm Street though.  My grandma did.  My grandma was a knitter and taught me to knit and I credit her for my eventually becoming a maker.  (I still remember that first scarf - it was white and filled with dropped stitches.)   I have such wonderful memories of my visits that I named my blog and my pattern company Elm Street in honor of my grandmother.


I've been quilting for 15+ years and blogging for the last 7.
First time visitor?  Make sure you check out the monthly link-up called One Monthly Goal with great prizes from awesome sponsors.  Link-up your goal - a quilt finish, make 3 blocks etc - at the start of a month and return at the end of the month to link-up your finish. 
Running now through mid-December is the annual Bag It event - make and share bags, earn chances to win great prizes.  See more information here.

I am thrilled to be part of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 16.  This is my very first quilting publish of any sorts and I'm quite excited.

Quiltmaker assigns each 12'' block to one of four categories - Pieced, Applique, Foundation-Pieced and Mixed Technique.  I'm very excited that Scattered Triangles is block #1563 and can be found on page 40 in the Pieced section.   (When you get the magazine, you'll also notice that my block is - ahem - in the centerfold.  Not sure I'm telling mom that!)  



I've made the block in two colorways so far and love this mini.



I faced the mini-quilt instead of binding and really enjoyed the using both gray and yellow-ish thread to bring the colors to both sides.


It is fun to play with quilt designs based on the block in EQ7.    With my basic block in the magazine colorway - 



- I first set the block in a traditional grid.


Flipping the block around gives you fun diagonal strips.


This 3rd one is my favorite - I love how the triangles are swimming in the white area.


Ready for the giveaway?



Prize 1:  Quiltmaker is sponsoring the giveaway of a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 16 to one lucky person.  International entries are welcome.  Quiltmaker will ship directly to the winner.  

Prize 2:  I will mail a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 16 to one lucky person.  International entries are welcome! 

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Make sure you visit The Quilting Company (Quiltmaker) for additional chances to win a copy of the magazine plus other great prizes.  You will also find links to other blogs participating in the hop and a chance to win additional prizes.  To see all the 100 wonderful blocks in this issue, check out your local newsstand or visit Quiltmaker's on-line shop. 

The giveaway will run through Wednesday, November 22, 2017.  While I normally respond to every comment, I may not be able to respond to giveaway comments.  Winner will be notified by email.

Have a wonderful day! Patty

111 comments:

  1. Such pretty blocks you made. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway. I tend to love Kona's solid color fabrics.

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  2. I love your block. Would be fun in
    Kona solids

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  3. It's always a fun time when a new Quiltmaker hop begins. Your block looks like it will be fun to sew. Going to make this one for sure.

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  4. Hi Patty,
    Thanks for sharing your story and this block with us. I hope I will join OMG next month again.
    Greetings from Germany
    Rike

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  5. What a cute block. I usually use Kona solids, but I also like Bella Solids. Thanks.

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  6. What a cute block. Thanks for the great pattern.

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  7. I love Kona solids by Robert Kaufman

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  8. Michael Miller solids. Lovely block!

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  9. Patty, what a fun modern block! I really like the different solids for various reasons...I like Kona for the all the colors but sometimes prefer the feel of Bella or Cotton Couture.

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  10. This is a fun design! I mostly use Kona solids. mfhagopian@aol.com

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  11. I rarely use solids other than solid black. I always buy Kona.

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  12. I like working with Moda Bella Solids.

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  13. I like Kona solids best. Love your block! It's fun to experiment with triangles.

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  14. I love the diagonal stripe setting. Your idea to reverse image the square is very clever. It looks so complicated, but I see it is really just HST's and snowballed corners. I can do that!!

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  15. I use solids from Connecting Threads.

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  16. I have only really used Kona solids since they are so readily available.

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  17. Iona would have to be my favorite as it's readily available and SO many colors available.......

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  18. Your is so great in that is almost reads like 2 solids in a HST block...Clever. My favorite brand of solid is Michael Miller. sjvonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  19. Your block is so pretty. I like using Kona solids.

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  20. I love using Kona solids, and this is a great block to use.

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  21. I am not a fan of solids. I prefer fabrics that read as solids. However, if I need solids, I either use Bella or Kona.

    dlk3265 @ gmail . com

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  22. Congrats my friend, I entered cuz who wouldn't want a copy of your centerfold?! You will have to autograph it if I would happen to win, lol! Your block really does fun things in a quilt, love the effect! Oh and I am a Kona girl - so many colors to play in!

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  23. I never used specific brands until I bought the kit "Bella Skill builder" and came to love Bella solids of Moda. Good quality and great to work with.

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  24. I generally do not use solids as I have a large fabric stash. Your block might inspire me to use Kona solids. prycek(at)mymts.net

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  25. I do like Moda solids but I also like MM Cotton Couture.

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  26. I love the quality of Moda solids.

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  27. That is a great block, and I love the mini you made out of it! I've mostly worked with Kona solids, but would love to try other brands. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  28. I love Kona Cottons for the wide variety of color, Michael Miller's Cotton Couture for the hand, and lately I've been introduced to Paintbrush Studio's solids which are lovely. I have also enjoyed using Free Spirit solids and American Made Brand.

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  29. I like the faced binding, it makes the block stand out

    sharongalli@gmail.com

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  30. awesome block design. So many possibilities. Love it when you start with a basic. Helps your own creativity to flow.

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  31. Wow, you are a centerfold, woohoo! I use Bella Solids, and have a color chart.
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  32. Love the different ways to put the block together to create totally different looking quilts.

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  33. I use Kona cotton for my solids. Very nice block and great to see the different settings it can be used in.

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  34. I have used both Kona & Bella - been pleased with both!

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  35. Congratulations on the centerfold! LOL. Love the block you created. So modern. I an definitely turning modern these days. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  36. Interesting block - like the confetti look in a complete quilt. My favorite solids are Kaufman Kona. Thanks.

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  37. I usually use Kona solids mostly because that's what our local quilt shop carries. Great block. Thanks.

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  38. At first I wasn't sure that your block was my kind of block (we all have different styles, right?). But when I saw your mini-quilt, I changed my mind. I think the added quilting made it appeal to me. And then I saw what happens when the blocks play together. I really like the stripey effect of the triangles in the second and third quilt designs!

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  39. Wow your block is stunning with those little triangles of color poping out. I have used Kona solids. Thanks for sharing your story, Grandmothers are the best, I have many happy memories of sharing quilting ideas with my grandma.
    djcutting2(at)gmail(dot)com

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  40. Moda Bella Solids but I don't usually use many solids

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  41. I sew with Kona quite a bit, mostly because I can buy it locally when I need solids. But I do love Michael Miller Cotton Couture. I purchased 2 fat quarter packs to sew a quilt for my nephew's HS graduation. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  42. I usually use Kona Solids! Congratulations on a great block!

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  43. Congratulations on your first published block....a great achievement. This is so very modern and I enjoy seeing the variety that QM choose.

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  44. I don't have a favorite brand of solids. When I shop locally, I have to use what I can find and it's a mixed bag.

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  45. Congrats on being a “Centerfold”. Love your block. I have a stash of Kona Cottons.

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  46. I love Kona, as they are easy for me to get at my LQS.

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  47. My favorite brand of solids is Kona Cottons.
    Congratulations for having your block in the latest volume of 100 blocks!

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  48. I like the third version the best as well. What a great modern look. I wonder how it would look in the Moda Grunge line, my favorite fabrics.

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  49. Probably Kona solids. Love the modernity of your block. If I were to do it, I'd use various bright colors for the little triangles, like confetti.

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  50. I like Moda Bella solids, but I haven't tried too many other brands. Your third layout version (with the 'swimming' triangles) is my favorite, too.

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  51. I like Bella solids best. Love the block!

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  52. A great block. I, too, love the third version of the quilt. I dye my own fabric and use Kona solids. They are a good quality and come in a lot of different colours for me to play with.

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  53. I don't pay a lot of attention to the brand, I'm looking more at the color, however I think my local quilt shop only carries Kona Cotton.

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  54. Kona solids are my go to. Thank you for the giveaway. jskbloomers@gmail.com

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  55. Kona Cotton is my favorite brand for Solids

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  56. I haven't bought any solid material for many years. I have a shelf of many different colors, so I use those. I suppose if I ever didn't have any solid color I would buy Kona fabric. I prefer to buy printed fabric, except when I am playing on EQ8...there is a whole pallet of colors for me to choose.

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  57. Kona is always good. That's what I've used the most because it is available locally.

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  58. Kona Cotton can be purchased at Hobby Lobby, My local designer quilt store (1mile) will not carry it because of Hobby Lobby (5miles) Your block would make a Sweet Spring quilt. lkcquilts@hotmail.com

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  59. My favorite solids are Confetti Cotton's! Cool block! Thank you for sharing! Enjoy your day!

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  60. That is a fun block. You mention swimming and I was thinking more like sparkling!

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  61. I like Moda fabrics. Congrats on being published!!
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  62. I love Kona solids. The rich colours are gorgeous!

    lin.web.28 at gmail dot com

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  63. Great block!
    I usually use Kona solids.
    Enjoy the weekend, and Happy Thanksgiving!

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  64. My favorite solids are Moda Marbles - ok, they are not exactly solids, but I like the texture of the Marble colors.

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  65. My favorite solids are Moda's Bella line.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  66. I use Kona because I can always get it, but I also like the shock cottons.

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  67. I have not done much with solids but Kona comes to mind. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  68. Congratulations! Love your block. I love Kona cotton solids- so many beautiful colors!

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  69. Hi Patty,
    How absolutely exciting about having your pattern/block included in the magazine! Congrats to you and {{hugs}}. I really love the diagonal stripes look for a quilt. So cute! I love all the color ways you have shown especially the turquoise and white. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  70. Kona is my favorite brand of solids!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  71. Kona is my favorite brand of solids.
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  72. I love your block and think a quilt made from it will look modern and striking. My favorite solids are Kona solids.

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  73. Kona solids are the best! Great colors & so many! Thank you, Susan

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  74. The 3rd layout is my favorite too! It's a bit off-kilter and so modern! I prefer Kona brand for solids. It's more readily available to me and has a wide range of shades.

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  75. I like Kona because they have a huge variety of shades and also like Moda Bella for certain projects because of the wieght of the fabric - seems not as heavy as Kona and drapes well.

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  76. my favorite solids are Bella solids.

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  77. I don't use many solids but have picked up a few Kona!

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  78. Michael Miller Couture are my favorite solids. Love the feel.

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  79. thanks for the chance to win... I like Kona solids... drhodes9@cox.net

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  80. Congratulations on having your block included in Quiltmaker’s 100, Vol. 16! and your FIRST publication! Woot! Woot! You made a neat block and like you, the last layout is my favorite. I love both Kona and Moda’s solids. I don’t use a lot of solids but on my bucket list is a quilt made with only solids.

    Super giveaway! Thanks for a chance to play.

    usairdoll (at) gmail (dot) com

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  81. Wow! Your block sure looks different when it's put together in the quilt. I like it! I love Moda Bella solids.

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  82. Bella solids are my favorite, because of their soft hand.

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  83. Kona is my usual go-to brand.

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  84. Hmm... I haven't done a lot with solids yet. For the little I've done, I've used the Kona ones.

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  85. Congrats on your centerfold status! LOL! My favorite solids are Kona :) They offer so many colors!

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  86. My favorites that I've worked with the most are Kona solids.
    I like the diamonds layout.
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  87. I like Moda Bela or Kona, but I love the texture of Island Batik's basics. It adds just a little more interest to a quilt.

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  88. Kona is great for the colors available. bella isn't quite so stiff. pjrquilter at msn dot com

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  89. I don't really have a favourite brand of solids, I'm more of a pattern girl.

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  90. I like Kona solids Bert. Congratulations on having your block included in the magazine.

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  91. Love your block. I like Kona solids.

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  92. Thanks so much for this post and the opportunity to win a copy of the magazine! I do so love solids.

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  93. (Kona is the only brand of solids I've heard of ....)

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  94. Congratulations. It's a great block. I ♥ Kona solids.

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  95. You're a centerfold!!! Congrats. I generally don't pay a whole lot of attention to the brand name. I look more for the right color. kthurn(@)bektel(dot)com

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  96. I prefer Free Spirit Solids, but they aren’t always easy to find.

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  97. Great block; I love triangles!

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  98. Kona solids! Bella is a close second.

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  99. I don't use solids very often but when I do I use Kona. Wow!,Congratulations on being published and a centerfold all in one fell swoop.

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  100. I may have to try this block out. I am more of a traditional quilter, but this block is very appealing.

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  101. Congrats on your first block in Quiltmakers 100 blocks! My fav solids are Kona.

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